11 Overused Words in Content (and Some Creative Alternatives)

11 Overused Words in Content (and Some Creative Alternatives)

Online content writers have a difficult job. They write for hours on end, often about complex (or downright mundane) subjects. After a while, the same words start popping up all over the place. I admit, I am guilty of this. I love the grammar tool Grammarly for many reasons. It allows me to be sloppy and misspell things, it corrects many of my lesser-known grammar mistakes, and it also tells me when I’m overusing a certain word. From my experience,…

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Most Impactful Changes we Saw in Digital Marketing in 2016

Most Impactful Changes we Saw in Digital Marketing in 2016

Like every year, 2016 was one for the books. Digital marketing changed in many ways, some of them convenient, some of them downright obnoxious. There were changes in SEO, email marketing trends, social media, content marketing, PPC, you-name-it. Digital marketing in 2016 was fast paced and forced our team to keep up. Here are some of the most impactful changes we saw. Video (Pre-recorded and Live) Online video consumption was the most explosive growth area in all marketing, and it’s not…

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Oh the Places We Went in 2016

Oh the Places We Went in 2016

2016 was a wild year for a number of reasons. Viral trends mixed with an intense political climate had us itching to get out of town–literally. And since Volume Nine enjoys unlimited time off, travel we did. Here are some of the highlights of V9ers and their epic vacations all over the world. Anne’s Hawaiin Hideaway “My husband and I went to Maui this year, it was my first time and I definitely found out why so many people fall…

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Things That Drive Creatives Up the Wall

Things That Drive Creatives Up the Wall

A few months ago I asked our SEO team for things that made them twitch. They responded with dev issues, UX designs, and industry trends that drove them crazy and it was wonderful to witness. Now it’s creative’s turn. I prodded our team of social media, content, and digital marketing specialists to get them to spill their deepest, darkest annoyances (the ones that evoke ). Sidenote: Things that do NOT drive me crazy are the ability to put emojis into WordPress….

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How to Create a Quiz Users Want to Take & Share

How to Create a Quiz Users Want to Take & Share

Quizzes were all the rage in 2015, but they’re still going strong to this day. Web users get online for entertainment purposes more than ever and interaction with a page is something that interrupts the trance-like refreshing of our Facebook feed. Pair that with the average human’s ego and it’s no wonder that quizzes are still having a heyday. We’ve created quite a few quizzes and seen why some are more successful than others. Here are some simple ways to…

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Volume Nine’s Natalie Henley is a COBIZMAG Top Young Professional

Volume Nine’s Natalie Henley is a COBIZMAG Top Young Professional

Earlier in the summer, our very own Natalie Henley was nominated for Colorado Biz Magazine’s top 25 young professionals. This group of young professionals is considered by Colorado Biz to be some of the most influential and game-changing Gen Xers in the Greater Denver area. Congrats Natalie! To celebrate, there was a 7th annual GenXYZ event held on September 29th at Mile High Station. They ate, they drank, they were recognized for all their hard work and intelligence. To see the…

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Volume Nine: from 0 to 100mph at Denver Startup Week

Volume Nine: from 0 to 100mph at Denver Startup Week

On Tuesday, September 13th, Volume Nine had the pleasure of speaking to Denver Startup week attendees on taking digital marketing from 0 to 100mph. Denver Startup Week is a revolutionary event that brings together developers, marketers, engineers, and of course, start-ups. Since start-ups range from budget workshops to series A funding unicorns, there are a lot of different needs in this space. One major need being comprehensive, modern digital marketing. That’s where V9 came in. The Talk The overall messaging behind…

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Volume Nine Gets Upgraded

Volume Nine Gets Upgraded

This past summer Volume Nine was sweatin’. Bumping elbows. Going bananas over some missing forks. Our entire crew was stuffed into a single office space, sharing our kitchen (and valuable fridge space) with our neighbors. This wasn’t a horrible arrangement, but there were days when more space would have been a huge benefit. Well, no longer must we breathe on each other. We have officially taken over the entire office space. Celebration time. While we were expanding into our space,…

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Volume Nine’s Adventures in Colorado [Happy Colorado Day 2016!]

Volume Nine’s Adventures in Colorado [Happy Colorado Day 2016!]

Firstly, Happy Colorado Day! In order to celebrate, all state park entrance fees are waived, encouraging visitors and residents alike to get out there and have an adventure. Lucky for you, the Volume Nine team is a group of explorers, travelers, and health-nuts that have been to some pretty amazing places this past summer. I reached out and asked the team to share some of their favorite things they did stateside (so far) in summer 2016. So if you’re looking for…

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Things SEOs Can’t Even

Things SEOs Can’t Even

We have quite the powerhouse of SEOs here at Volume Nine. They have the skills, the knowledge, and the perfect response to mouthbreathers that think “SEO is dead.” (Yes, that was a Stranger Things reference- I’m obsessed.) I wanted to learn more about what makes SEOs tick– both the good and the bad. So I reached out and told them to LET LOOSE, to give me the things that get under their skin. The things that they loathe, hate, despise. The…

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